Messing with the multiverse (was RE: MW QT AI please phone home; another path to a Singularity?)

From: Cole Kitchen (
Date: Sun Apr 21 2002 - 00:09:58 MDT

Brian and Michae:

Good (and fascinating) points re the Copernican assumption. However, the
section of my post that you quoted was something of a side thought on my
part. My main concern was the moral risk (even in the absence of
inter-universe communication) inherent in an experiment that might generate
a new bunch of hell-worlds. (If, as Ben suggests, the many-worlds
hypothesis is thrown out by a future unified theory of quantum gravity,
then the whole issue becomes moot.)

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